5 kilos of cocaine seized on I-40 in TennesseePosted on October 26, 2005
The West Tennessee Violent Crime and Drug Task Force made a significant arrest on Interstate 40. A special agent arrested Elsa Cameron, 48, of Progresso, Texas and Isabel Silva, 20, of Garciasville, Texas, after a search of the pickup truck in which they were traveling found more than $100,000 worth of cocaine.
The defendants' vehicle was stopped on eastbound I-40 west of Watkins for a speeding violation. The defendants told the agents they were traveling from the McAllen, Texas area to Lexington, Kentucky. After obtaining consent to search the truck, agents found several packages of cocaine stored in two coolers. The cocaine weighed five kilograms and has a wholesale value of approximately $110,000. Both Cameron and Silva were charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to manufacture, deliver, or sell.
Source: Shelby County District Attorney General